Browsing: February 2017

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Bill Jaquis, MD, FACEP In October, EMRA welcomed a new representative from the ACEP Board of Directors, Vice President Bill Jaquis. Join us in getting to know the ACEP leader who will be plugged in t
Approach to Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient You are working in the emergency department on a pleasant Sunday afternoon when the paramedics wheel in an 85-year-old gentleman who has been havin
Assisted Outpatient Therapy for Psychiatric Patients: Balancing Public Health and Personal Freedom “5 and 2?” the nurse asks, as you see EMS wheeling in a patient who is flailing his arms and scream
CNS Toxoplasmosis A 26-year-old Spanish-speaking female patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided weakness after a witnessed seizure. The patient is postictal, combative, and
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Passport to Health: Challenges of Caring for Undocumented Children in the Emergency Department Introduction An undocumented immigrant is an individual who enters the United States without inspection
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Big Pharma Handout or Drug Development Boon? One of the most important pieces of health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act snuck into law in the last days of P
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When Disaster Strikes: Crisis Management from Inside Hurricane Matthew Emergency department (ED) physicians are trained and expected to think on our feet, to make the best of unusual circumstances an
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Can't Miss Killer: The Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Diagnosing Acute Aortic Dissection A 69-year-old female with a history of hypertension and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presents to the e